Top 30 Zombie Movies, October 2009


Time for another look back at top rated films based off our staff and fan reviews. This list updates each and every time a reader or staff member writes a review which is why we do these top lists from time to time. For the most part I agree with this list. Dawn of the Dead continues to hold its place at #1 and Shaun of the Dead is at a very worthy #2 spot. As much as we rag on Romero's new films both Land of the Dead and Diary of the Dead have found their place on the Top 30 showing that despite nay sayers alot of you really enjoyed those films.

New on the list this month is the indie flick Dead Girl which is a FANTASTIC and disturbing horror movie. New films Pontypool and Dead Snow have also creeped their way onto the list. If you are a zombie film fan these are 30 movies you should have seen and if not.. you should. As always submit your own reviews and make this list your own.

Dawn of the Dead #1. Dawn of the Dead
George Romero's 1978 follow-up to his classic Night of the Living Dead is quite terrifying and gory (those zombies do like the taste of living flesh). But in its own way, it is just as comically satiric as the first film in its ta...
96.32% Approval
(Based on 19 Reviews, Write one )
Shaun of the Dead #2. Shaun of the Dead
Shaun is in a rut. He’s 29 and coasting through life, never threatening to fulfil his potential. He lives with Ed (Good name! Er, Ed the Ed) his best friend from junior school and Pete, his lesser friend from college. Pete a...
92.14% Approval
(Based on 14 Reviews, Write one )
Night of the Living Dead #3. Night of the Living Dead
It's hard to imagine how shocking this film was when it first broke on the film scene in 1968. There's never been anything quite like it, though it's inspired numerous pale imitations. Part of the terror lies in the fact that this...
92% Approval
(Based on 20 Reviews, Write one )
The Return of the Living Dead #4. The Return of the Living Dead
Two employees of a medical supply company accidentally release a toxic gas that raises up the dead. Soon the town is overun with flesh-eating residents of the local cemetary who are hungry...for human brains. "Do ya wanna party?...
90.91% Approval
(Based on 11 Reviews, Write one )
Grindhouse #5. Grindhouse
Grind House – noun – A downtown movie theater - in disrepair since its glory days as a movie palace of the '30s and '40s - known for "grinding out" non-stop double-bill programs of B-movies. From groundbreaking direc...
90.83% Approval
(Based on 12 Reviews, Write one )
The Evil Dead #6. The Evil Dead
This auspicious feature debut from Sam Raimi — shot on 16mm in the woods of Tennesse for around $350,000 — secured the young director's cult status as a creative force to be reckoned with. The nominal plot in...
90% Approval
(Based on 12 Reviews, Write one )
Day of the Dead #7. Day of the Dead
The "walking dead" have taken over the world. Only a small band of scientists and soldiers are definitely known to remain, and they have taken refuge in an underground missile silo. The only hope for survival of the human race hin...
89.13% Approval
(Based on 23 Reviews, Write one )
Zombie #8. Zombie
In 1979, director Lucio Fulci set out to create a movie experience that would become the ultimate in flesh-eating terror. Fulci's film quickly became a worldwide sensation and more than two decades later remains one of the most gr...
87.69% Approval
(Based on 13 Reviews, Write one )
PontyPool #9. PontyPool
Film is getting a limited release through IFC. Helmed by renowned Director Bruce McDonald, PONTYPOOL marks the filmmaker’s first venture into the horror genre. The film is adapted from the novel “Pontypool Changes Ever...
87.5% Approval
(Based on 4 Reviews, Write one )
Night of the Living Dead (1990) #10. Night of the Living Dead (1990)
While visting the grave of their mother, Barbara and her brother are attacked by a rabid flesh-eating Zombie. Barbara manages to escape, and reaches the relative safety of a seemingly deserted farmhouse. She is joined shortly by...
86.67% Approval
(Based on 9 Reviews, Write one )
Poultrygeist #11. Poultrygeist
When the American Chicken Bunker, a military-themed fried-chicken chain, builds a restaurant on the site of an ancient Indian burial ground, local protestors aren't the only ones crying fowl! The previous tenants, fueled by a supe...
86% Approval
(Based on 5 Reviews, Write one )
28 Days Later #12. 28 Days Later
Animal rights activists free a group of infected chimpanzees to horrifying results in this speculative sci-fi horror effort from Trainspotting director Danny Boyle. Waking from a coma in a deserted London hospital 28 days later, b...
83.64% Approval
(Based on 11 Reviews, Write one )
28 Weeks Later #13. 28 Weeks Later
Six months after the rage virus has annihilated the British Isles, the US Army declares that the war against infection has been won, and that the reconstruction of the country can begin. In the first wave of returning refugees, a ...
82.78% Approval
(Based on 18 Reviews, Write one )
The Stink of Flesh #14. The Stink Of Flesh
Wandering the zombie wasteland, Matool (Kurly Tlapoyawa) survives by his wits and animal instinct, often employing his trusty hammer and gigantic nails to fend off the hordes of undead.   But when he is kidnapped by a mysteri...
82% Approval
(Based on 5 Reviews, Write one )
Dead Snow (2009) #15. Dead Snow (2009)
A limited release through IFC. The story follows a group of friends who drive to a cabin in Norway where German troops were slaughtered by locals in 1945. Now the undead zombie Nazis are coming alive to feast. Besides zombies, the...
78.33% Approval
(Based on 6 Reviews, Write one )
Resident Evil: Degeneration #16. Resident Evil: Degeneration
The "Umbrella Incident" that took place in Raccoon City was ended with the eradication of the deadly virus by a missile attack ordered by the government. As its operations were suspended on a global scale, Umbrella Corporation sto...
77% Approval
(Based on 10 Reviews, Write one )
Dead Girl (2009) #17. Dead Girl (2009)
Daringly original, genre-busting and certain to cause debate, Deadgirl is an odyssey into the soul of our alienated youth. But by injecting universal teen moral moorings into something fantastical and terrifying, the film takes ...
76% Approval
(Based on 5 Reviews, Write one )
Boy Eats Girl #18. Boy Eats Girl
Seventeen year-old Nathan is in love with Jessica but he just can't pluck up the courage to ask her out. To make matters worse, Samson the school bully is convinced that Nathan is making moves on his flirtatious girlfriend, Cheryl...
75.71% Approval
(Based on 7 Reviews, Write one )
The Locals #19. The Locals
The story starts as two mates Grant and Paul go out west to go surfing and stay a batch. They travel out into the country and get to an old bridge, where they meet up with two chicks dressed like they are from the 80’s. Anyw...
75% Approval
(Based on 4 Reviews, Write one )
Dead and Breakfast #20. Dead and Breakfast
A group of friends packed in a RV get lost on their way to a wedding, so they decide to spend the night at a spooky little Southern bed and breakfast owned by David Carradine. Spooky is as spooky does, little sleep is had by anyon...
75% Approval
(Based on 8 Reviews, Write one )
Planet Terror #21. Planet Terror
Robert Rodriguez, co-director of SIN CITY, brings you PLANET TERROR, a retro-futuristic vision of horror that’s been weathered, stripped, and aged to perfection. In PLANET TERROR, married doctors William and Dakota Block (J...
75% Approval
(Based on 6 Reviews, Write one )
Fido #22. Fido
Welcome to Willard, a small town lost in the idyllic world of the 50's, where the sun shines every day, everybody knows their neighbour, and rotting zombies carry the mail. Years ago, the earth passed through a cloud of space dust...
72.73% Approval
(Based on 11 Reviews, Write one )
Land of the Dead #23. Land of the Dead
Sometime ago an unimaginable catastrophe destroyed much of human civilization. The recently dead, for an unknown reason, had returned to life and taken the lives of their living brothers and sisters. These "zombies" multiplied r...
72.63% Approval
(Based on 38 Reviews, Write one )
Diary of the Dead #24. Diary of the Dead
The master of horror returns to the kind of filmmaking he pioneered and the genre he invented. In his first independent zombie film in over twenty years, George A. Romero takes us back to ground zero in the history of the living d...
72.31% Approval
(Based on 26 Reviews, Write one )
Dance of the Dead (2008) #25. Dance of the Dead (2008)
On the night of the big high-school prom, the dead rise to eat the living, and the only people who can stop them are the losers who couldn't get dates to the dance.
72.22% Approval
(Based on 9 Reviews, Write one )
Grace #26. Grace
The story revolves around Madeline Matheson, an eight months’ pregnant woman who is determined to deliver her unborn child, Grace, naturally. When an accident leaves Grace dead inside her, Madeline insists on carrying the ba...
70% Approval
(Based on 8 Reviews, Write one )
Flight of the Living Dead #27. Flight of the Living Dead
Flight of the Living Dead chronicles the 13-hour flight of trans-continental flight 107. It begins innocently enough, just another routine trans-continental flight aboard a 747.... This unfortunate flight's cargo area holds a horr...
70% Approval
(Based on 5 Reviews, Write one )
Automaton Transfusion #28. Automaton Transfusion
In the early 1970s when everyone in America was worrying about what was going on in Vietnam, the United States Army was secretly developing a way to reanimate the dead. The hope was to have the dead fight instead of the living, bu...
67.92% Approval
(Based on 24 Reviews, Write one )
City of Rott #29. City of Rott
"CITY OF ROTT" is a modern city. There's a number of stores, malls, office buildings, apartments, gas stations and deli stops. There's even a park. Rott city is a big place. And Fred will explore it as far as his tired old legs ca...
67.5% Approval
(Based on 4 Reviews, Write one )
Resident Evil: Extinction #30. Resident Evil: Extinction
The third and final installment of the $100 million "Resident Evil" hits, "Resident Evil: Extinction" is again based on the wildly popular video game series and picks up where the last film left off. Alice (Milla Jovovich), now i...
62.67% Approval
(Based on 15 Reviews, Write one )

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